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Camp Life [militia musicians in camp?]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05137.203 Author/Creator: Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: 1861-1865 ca. Pagination: 1 stereocard

Summary of Content: E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., publisher. A group of soldiers, possibly musicians, with several men in top hats and suits standing in front of a tent. Uniforms on soldiers are light with dark strips on seams of pants and dark accenting on jacket. Two well dressed civilians on the left.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMilitary CampMusic

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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